Here are information about travel info update in Bali 2020 during COVID-19

Your health and safety come first, so please avoid any non-essential travel at this time. Governor Bali also officially announced the “work from home” mandate to be extended until May 13. Most resorts & tourist attractions remain closed, along with many restaurants. However, lots still operating offering takeaway.

Travel Ban into Bali and Indonesia

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Photo by Anete Lūsiņa

Starting 2nd April Indonesia has banned all foreign arrivals until further notice. There is no indication when this restriction will end and therefore when tourists and visitors can enter Indonesia again.

Exceptions are granted for:

  1. Foreigners who hold temporary Stay Permit (KITAS) or permanent Stay Permit (KITAP)
  2. Foreigners who hold Indonesian Diplomatic Visa or Service Visa
  3. Foreigners who hold Indonesian Diplomatic Stay Permit or Service Stay Permit
  4. Medical, food and humanitarian aid support workers
  5. Crews for transportation
  6. People whose travels are associated with essential work for national strategic projects such as infrastructure or construction

Following requirements for exceptions apply:

  1. Provide Health Certificate (in English) issued by your local government’s health authority
  2. Foreigners must have stayed for 14 days in areas which are not affected by Corona outbreak before entering (provide immigration stamp or boarding pass as evidence)
  3. Statement of willingness to enter quarantine for 14 days in facilities provided by the Indonesian government

Automatic Stay Permit Extension

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Photo by Luke Littlefield

On March 24th, 2020 The Directorate General of Immigration Indonesia has automated the extension process of emergency stay permit for all the stranded foreign travelers in Indonesia. Emergency Stay Permit is valid until the pandemic is over according to the announcement of authorities. This regulation is valid for foreigners who cannot return to their country due to Covid-19 outbreak, details are as follows:

  1. Applicants do not need to come to the immigration office to apply.
  2. There are no fines
  3. Valid only for foreigners who enter Indonesian territory after 5 February 2020.
  4. The Emergency Stay Permit is free of charge
  5. Automatic means automatic – there is nothing you need to do or to worry about if the above applies to your situation

Social Restriction for Foreign Visitor in Indonesia

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Photo by Gerd Altmann

Based on the regulation about Social restriction in Government Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia no. 21 of 2020 and Immigration Deportation Order in the Art.75 of Indonesian Immigration Act no.6 of 2011, the foreigner shall :

  1. Follow any regulations and procedures by the Indonesian Government during COVID-19 outbreak
  2. Refer to any immigration provision for you with an Emergency Stay Permit
  3. If you fail to comply, you will be imposed on a detention and deportation order

For foreigners who hold an Emergency Stay Permit in Indonesia, you can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following the stay-at-home regulation. If you need to go outside on urgent matters you must always observe physical distancing. Breaching the regulation could lead to fines and/or deportation. For further information, please read here 

Airport Update

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Photo by chuttersnap

All commercial domestic flights at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport will temporarily cease operation from April 24th to May 31st, 2020 but cargo and other logistic flights still operate normally. On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, The Ministry of Transportation permits all modes of transportation, including aircraft, to resume operations. However, the allowance for this mode of transportation to re-operate is implemented by limiting passenger criteria according to the letter of Gugus Tugas Percepatan Penanganan Covid-19 Nomor 4 Tahun 2020.

Some of the criteria set are:

  • show a letter of assignment
  • legal identity card (KTP or others)
  • negative results of Covid-19 based on the Rapid Test
  • report details of travel plans

The granting of a permit for the mode of transportation to return to operation is intended for that urgent mobility can be accommodated and not for mudik. For people who do not have urgent needs, please keep stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Medical Information

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Photo by Martha Dominguez de Gouveia

For those of you who are in Bali, here are important telephone numbers that can be contacted during this pandemic :

-Bali Health Service Call Center: 0361-251177, 085792240799 (WhatsApp only)

-Denpasar Call Center: 112 or 223333

-Corona information site: diskes.baliprov.go.id

The Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Sanjiwani General Hospital in Gianyar regency, Tabanan General Hospital, and Buleleng General Hospital are officially the four hospitals in Bali that will handle possible COVID-19 patients.


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